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Dunno What I Did Wrong, Please Help!


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#1 newbie in hawaii

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 10:21 AM

In my never ending saga to get this system working properly, (Yes John, I am still having problems....lol) the latest check was to adjust RAM voltage settings from 1.8 to 2.2 V.
Trouble is, I get no display at all from the monitor, nada, zilch, zero.....
I have swapped out video cards, even changed location of them on the MOBO
Double checked power supply connections to the MOBO, still getting the black screen of death....
Here are the system specs, newbie here, can anyone help? Please ?
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Case
ThermalTake Tsunami
Model # VA3000BNA
Serial # 0609022019

PSU
Antec Truepower Trio 650 watt
Model # TP3-650
Serial # T06090079760

MOBO
Gigabyte
Model # GA-M59SLI-S5
Serial # 0707030009

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 gHZ
Model # ADA3800CUBOX
Serial # T086063161158

CPU Cooler
Zalman 9700 LED
Model # CNPS9700LED

GPU
ATI Radeon
Model # X1650 Pro PCIE 512 mB
Serial # 180702-047301
Part # 102G018040-000001

Hard Drives
WD Caviar SE16
Drive 1 250 GB
Model # WD2500KS-00MJBO
Serial # WCANK9226940
Drive 2 250 GB
Model # WD2500KS-00MJBO
Serial # WCANK9821947
Drive 3 500 GB
Model # WD5000KS-98MN80
Serial # WCANU1230779

RAM
Slots 1&2
Patriot







DVD Drive
HP dvd 940i 18x Super Multi DVD Writer
Model # DVD940i-H07
Serial # 213643401051

USP Adapter
Iogear
Model # GIC251U
Serial # ZB710136BBV0700
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#2 groovicus

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 10:52 AM

Are you sure that the monitor is still working properly?

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:17 PM

Are you sure that the monitor is still working properly?



Not sure what you mean by 'still', yes the monitor is a known good unit ..........
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 04:47 PM

Your computer is seemingly posting but your getting nothing on the screen? Have you checked the power connections to the Video card? When you tried a different video cards did the other one work?
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:06 PM

Your computer is seemingly posting but your getting nothing on the screen? Have you checked the power connections to the Video card? When you tried a different video cards did the other one work?


Not sure what posting means, but the monitor screen is completely blank, yes it is a known good monitor and, indeed, powered on. I have not checked voltages at the video card MOBO terminals, however swapping to a known good card does not change my problem. Relocating both video cards (individually) to another location on the MOBO also does not help.
One interesting note though, when the monitor VGA cable is disconnected, a screen saver, of sorts, looks to be like a monitor adjusting menu appears. As soon as the cable is hooked to the video card output this menu disappears, system power off or on.
A final thought, there is no beep or whatsoever from the MOBO when power is applied to the unit.........
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:31 PM

My guess is that the video controller (hardware) on the MOBO is bad, therefore, the MOBO is bad.




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